Pro-democracy movement in Thailand
Prayut government takes a beating in first Bangkok governor election since 2014 coup

Independent candidate Chadchart Sittipunt won the governor’s election, hinting at a decline in the popularity of the incumbent prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

Thanathorn persecuted in Thailand Thai opposition leader Thanathorn indicted of royal defamation for questioning vaccine management

The charges leveled against opposition leader Thanathorn were based on statements he made in January 2021 in a livestream that questioned the vaccine procurement contract and subsidies granted to a pharmaceutical company owned privately by the monarch

Russia-Ukraine talks face crisis, Thai dissident indicted and other stories

Today we look at the latest on the talks amid the war in Ukraine, the indictment of a dissident in Thailand, and more

Sweeping top court judgment endangers Thailand’s pro-democracy protests

In a ruling during a treason trial of three activists, the Constitutional Court found that demands for monarchy reforms are akin to overthrowing the monarchy. Activists fear the Chan-o-cha government will use the ruling to crackdown on opposition and the ongoing protests

Thailand protests As petition against Thailand’s lèse-majesté law receives over 200,000 signatures, pressure on government grows

As authorities in Thailand have escalated the political crackdown on activists through prosecutions and lawsuits, civil society groups and progressive movements continue demanding legal changes, accountability, and the release of political detainees

Millions head to the polls amid socio-economic crisis in South Africa and other stories

Today we look at the local elections in South Africa, renewed protests against the lese majeste laws in Thailand, and more

Thailand Demonstration against lèse-majesté Thai activists renew push for repeal of lèse-majesté law with petitions and demonstrations

Different groups are trying to mobilize for repealing Section 112 of the Thai Criminal Code, which they argue has been weaponized as a tool for political repression by the pro-military government

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